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‘Be Safe, Be Sound’ campaign launched ahead of UK’s summer music festival season

Counter-Terrorism Policing is reaching out to festival-goers who’ll be attending live events in the coming months by launching the #BeSafeBeSound social media campaign as part of its ‘Summer Security’ initiative. While there’s no intelligence to indicate an increased...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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Six National Crime Agency officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

National Crime Agency (NCA) officers working in the fields of investigations, cyber crime, financial intelligence and kidnap have been officially recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Those honoured include Rob Ormsby who was awarded an Officer of the...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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NHS Counter Fraud Authority outlines four priority action areas for 2019-2020

Each year, the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) sets a number of priority areas for action based on the organisation’s latest evaluation of available intelligence on the fraud risks facing the NHS. The Authority’s strategic intelligence assessment based on data for the...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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High-level Tech Summit focuses on improvements to disclosure of digital evidence

Government ministers have met with senior police officers and prosecutors at a high-profile summit aimed at improving the disclosure of digital evidence in the criminal justice system. Solicitor General Lucy Frazer QC and policing minister Nick Hurd hosted Max Hill (Director of...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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RUSI partners with Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to examine benefits of AI

Defence and security Think Tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced a new partnership with the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, a recently-launched Government advisory body established to investigate and advise on how Government can maximise the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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Repeat offender Luton security boss pleads guilty to working without SIA licence

On Tuesday 4 June in Luton, Robert Dass pleaded guilty to two counts of working as an unlicensed security director and security manager contrary to the Terms and Conditions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) brought the prosecution...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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“National Cyber Security Strategy needs long-term plan” urges Public Accounts Committee

The Government has not made sufficient progress on developing long-term objectives for the National Security Strategy, which has been hampered by a weak evidence base and the lack of a business case. That’s the view of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament, as...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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18 arrested in UK and Romania for 20 million Euro fake train tickets scam

An organised crime group involved in railway ticket fraud has been taken down thanks to joint action by the British and Romanian authorities. Europol assisted the operation on the spot by deploying a mobile office to Romania during the Action Day. Eurojust supported the national...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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Home Office launches call for evidence on fire safety in non-domestic premises

Employers and business owners are being asked for their views on fire safety in workplaces in England as part of a Home Office call for evidence. The central Government department is seeking feedback on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which underpins fire safety...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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New defensive controls prevent phone fraudsters spoofing HMRC numbers

New defensive controls deployed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have put an end to fraudsters spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers. Fraudsters have increasingly mimicked legitimate HMRC Helpline numbers (often beginning with 0300) in a...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019